[Sca-cooks] medicinal recipies

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 15 10:58:56 PST 2006

Slumber Party!  But we'd be more likely to stay up giggling over copies 
of Al-Baghdadi than Cosmo.  Charles Perry has delightfully snarky things 
to say about his predecessors and rivals in that area.  Bwahaha.

As for the toxicity of camphor and ambrette seed:  I tend to cheat on 
things like this and dot a bit of the scented oil under the rim of the 
plate.  You get the scent in the nose without ingesting iffy substances 
through the mouth that way.


Elaine Koogler wrote:
> I'm not sure I'm going to try any of these recipes, but thought I'd ask.  If
> I decide to, I'll let you know what I find.
> By the bye...are you going to Huette's wedding?  I finally decided that I
> am.  I'm flying out on Friday and staying with Selene...helping with stuff
> for the wedding.  I'd love to see you again!!
> Kiri
> On 11/15/06, Lilinah <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Kiri wrote:
>>>  On another note, can anyone tell me, should I decide to try one of the
>> many
>>>  recipes that call for these two ingredients (camphor and musk) where I
>> could
>>>  find food-grade supplies of either (or both).  Or does anyone know of a
>>>  substitute that would give a similar flavor?
>> Musk is edible, but extraordinarily expensive. I've tried to find a
>> substitute. I was planning to use those "musk flavored life savers"
>> they have in Australia, but never got around to ordering them.
>> There's a plant substitute used in perfumery called ambrette seed,
>> musk ambrette, or Abelmoschus moschatus. I have no idea if this is
>> safe to eat.
>> Camphor would be Cinnamomum camphora. When i mentioned this to a
>> chemist friend, he was rather disturbed and said that it should not
>> be eaten and that it causes liver damage.

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